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Local Commentaries

Look Into Applying For HEAP Program

Question: I saw an ad for HEAP, do you think I should apply for this? Answer: HEAP is the Home Energy Assistance Program. This is a program for lower income individuals and families, which provides help with energy costs in your home. The benefit received is a one-time payment towards your ...

The Empty Place

Many of you will have an empty place at your table this year. What does that mean? It most likely means that someone is missing. There are many reasons that a person may be missing. Not all people get multiple days off. Sometimes it is impossible to get home for the Thanksgiving ...

Honesty Is Best Path Forward For Engaged Couple

The second session moved rapidly through the hour. We covered lots of ground. The emotional state was heavy. Two issues were revealed. Oddly, Austin introduced both, which related to Janie. One was her upbringing from a divorced home and the second was a discussion about having children. Tears ...

The Glorious Day Called Thanksgiving

Having just experienced another Thanksgiving, I can’t help but write about it. The saying goes: “There is nothing as American as apple pie,”… but I would add to that Thanksgiving. It is a patriotic day but more than that…it is a family day. Couched in the old story of the pilgrims ...

Tainted Religion In Abortion Politics

Pummeling Lee Zeldin in commercials on abortion propelled our abortion-backing governor into office with the aid of tainted religion. Holding a news conference at Judson Memorial Church (10-12) Governor Hochul said that God is on the side of abortion. Awarding 13.4 million dollars of ...

Giving Thanks For Medical Advances

We Americans love to complain about the cost of medical care and prescription drugs. This Thanksgiving week let us pause to give thanks for the amazing advances in medical care and prescription drugs in the last 50 plus years. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson and an overwhelmingly ...